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Anvil Head To New Zealand For Three Shows

Anvil Head To New Zealand For Three Shows

Friday 26th September, 2014 9:31AM

Heavy metal masters Anvil are heading to New Zealand for the first time ever in November. The Ontario-based outfit was the subject of a documentary film in 2008 entitled Anvil! The Story of Anvil, written and directed by a former roadie, and brought about renewed recognition for the influential band which formed way back in 1978. Following the film's release the band has been touring the globe and has unleashed two albums, the latest being their fifteenth full-length offering Hope in Hell (2013). Here's the details for their upcoming New Zealand tour, which also sees them headline the inaugural Distorted 20 metal showcase in Auckland...

Anvil - Hope In Hell Tour

Thursday 13th November, Churchills, Christchurch
Friday 14th November, Bodega, Wellington
Saturday 15th November, Kings Arms Tavern (as part of Distorted 20 showcase)

Here's the video for Badass Rock n Roll', from the 2013 album Hope in Hell...


In 2009 a Documentary called The Story of Anvil was released to the world. In this you discover all that was known about, or rather forgotten about band called ANVIL. Anvil are one of those unfortunate bands that should have made it massive years ago but with poor management they unintentionally seemed to have slipped undetected for many years, despite being held responsible for influencing many heavy metal greats such as the likes of Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax, etc…

It all began 37 years ago when Singer/Guitarist Lips and Drummer Rob were only 14 years old. They were best friends and started jamming together. They made a promise to each other back then and have kept it going to this day - TO KEEP ON ROCKING TOGETHER \m/ \m/

Anvil epitomizes what it means to be a true Heavy Metal Band. They could have faded into obscurity and almost did! But despite all of the many setbacks ANVIL are bringing their version of heavy and metal to NEW ZEALAND for the 1st time EVER!!

Performing at three massive locations in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.

Anvil Hope in Hell Tour in NZ 2014

Christchurch at Churchills Live 13th November with support from Stonehurst and Pieces Of Molly.

Wellington at Bodega 14th November with support from Red Dawn

Auckland 15th November at the Distorted Twenty 2014 Festival. Bands playing Malevolence, D.I.C " Back from the dead and into your mothers bed", BROKENSEASON - Official Fan Page, Leathur Tattoo, Mud Shark, All The Kings Horses, INVASION OF PIRACY, Halo of Ashes, Blood Buffalo, Horusset, Antares and Vendetta With more TBA!! Including some more METAL bands \m/ \m/

Ticket information can be found online at iTicket.

NOTE: Check out your favorite music/video store for: The Story of Anvil, available on DVD.

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Anvil - Hope In Hell Tour
Thu 13th Nov 9:00pm
Churchills, Christchurch
Anvil - Hope In Hell Nz Tour
Fri 14th Nov 9:00pm
Bodega, Wellington
Distorted 20 with Anvil
Sat 15th Nov 8:00pm
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland